Register Login Scores

International

Roma Maintain Perfect Start

Roma cemented their place at the top of Serie A when they beat Inter Milan 3-0 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to remain unbeaten, and grab a maximum of 21 points after playing seven games this season.

Roma captain, Francesco Totti gave the visitors a lead with a ferocious low drive from outside the box, which flew into the bottom corner past a helpless Samir Handanovic, with 18 minutes played in the first-half.

Totti then doubled the visitors lead, after Gervinho was fouled in the area by Álvaro Pereira, and duly slotted home the penalty in the 40th minute.

The log-leaders were not done there, as they caught Inter on the break, as the home side pushed forward trying to cut the deficit and were left short at the back, with Alessandro Florenzi punishing them with a minute to play before-half time.

Andrea Ranocchia had a goal ruled out for Inter midway through the second half, but had his effort ruled out for a foul on Roma keeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Roma played the last 11 minutes a man down following a second yellow card for Federico Balzaretti, but three first-half goals were enough to see them out comfortably.

Rudi Garcia’s team are now five points clear at the top of the table after their perfect start to the season, and the team will have made their intentions clear that they are serious title contenders.

This leaves Inter in fourth place and five points adrift, while Juventus and Napoli will try and reduce Roma’s lead at the top when they both play on Sunday.

In the other Serie A clash, a Maxi Moralez volley in the 16th minute gave Atalanta a 1-0 win at Chievo Verona.

Related Articles:

Read: Inter Denied Top Spot

Follow us on Twitter:@Soccer_Laduma

Roma Unable To Regain Top Spot

2 comments

Top 5

Lorch Makes Progress, Pirates Return Doubtful

16 Nov 25, 2020 10:10 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

7 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Insider Lifts Lid On Chiefs' Dax Drama

86 Nov 24, 2020 02:48 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

14 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Confirmed: Percy Tau On Mzansi Screens!

1 Nov 25, 2020 12:47 PM in Players Abroad

Rest In Peace Anele Ngcongca!

163 Nov 23, 2020 09:42 AM in PSL

Nurkovic Dazzles As He Shows Off Model SA Bae

14 Nov 23, 2020 04:28 PM in Footballers & Chill

Insider Lifts Lid On Chiefs' Dax Drama

86 Nov 24, 2020 02:48 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

14 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

Ngcongca's Heartfelt Moments With The World's Best Players

1 Nov 23, 2020 12:05 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Sundowns Star Receives Puskas Nomination

19 Nov 25, 2020 12:08 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Pitso’s COVID Disadvantage Ahead Of CAF Final

5 Nov 25, 2020 09:34 AM in Players Abroad

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Breaking: Middendorp And Maritzburg Agree Terms

48 Nov 25, 2020 02:18 PM in PSL